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Old 10-05-2021, 09:48 AM
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Hunting alone again last night. This coyote just would not get any closer and was in my downwind. When he checked up, I knew it was either take the shot or lose him completely. I was shooting standing off the tripod, but could not get settled in steady. It was akin to a miracle that I hit him at all on the first shot at 250 yds., but I settled down and got two more into him to put him down hard. Not much sign of where the bullets hit that I could find.

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Old 10-05-2021, 10:49 AM
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A lot of people disagree, but I agree with Ed Sceery that you will call in and kill more coyotes on the downwind side, if you know how to set up properly. If you insist on calling into the wind, you better set up some rear view mirrors.

Of course, Mr. Ed Sceery was talking about calling them in with mouth calls, and getting them dead before they reach your scent stream, but if you know how to set up with an ecaller and a good remote, you can have your cake and eat it too. Downwind of the ecaller should not be the same as downwind from you. Think about it.

Good job on a big old burly male, shooting from a standing position, something not enough new hunters practice enough. Keep up the good work.
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Old 10-05-2021, 10:02 PM
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Another job well done.
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Old 10-06-2021, 11:37 PM
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Thank you both!
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Old 10-12-2021, 09:35 AM
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Hey DoubleUp, I forgot to ask "Is that big old coyote black, dark brown, or is it just the light? Again, good job and kudos to you.
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Old 10-14-2021, 12:46 AM
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He was just a regular color coyote. I took the picture with the thermal handheld and it was on black hot. I have killed a half dozen black ones over the years, but he wasn't one of them.
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Old 10-14-2021, 02:06 PM
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Thanks for the reply; I thought that was the case.
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